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Ben Randall, Field Editor

Gundog breeds

A closer look at the many working breeds to help you choose the right dog for you...

Labrador retriever

We take a closer look at Britain's most popular gundog...
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English springer spaniel

We take a look at the UK’s third most popular gundog...
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In the field

Exclusive interviews, unforgettable experiences and fascinating gundog history...

A history of picking-up

Up until the 1920s, picking-up was always carried out...
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Dogs that track deer

How prepared are you for when things don’t quite go as...
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Instruction & training

Expert gundog training tips and advice from some of the most respected handlers...

Training a young labrador retriever – part 1

Gundog expert Jayne Coley summarises the early training...
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Choosing the right breed of gundog

When considering which gundog breed is best for you, follow...
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When trouble strikes

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How to prepare your dog for the partridge season

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The perfect kennel

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Gundog Journal

As we move into the heart of the driven shooting season, the sumptuous fourth edition of Gundog Journal offers expert advice on making the most of those days in the field. Whether you are picking-up, beating or shooting, our team of top handlers and trainers have got it covered.

Meanwhile Sky Sports News presenter Alex Hammond tells us about her gundog of a lifetime, and Patrice Fellows wonders why so many dogs still need rehoming. Also in this issue we hear about the city hotshot who gave it all up for a lifetime of picking-up and painting. And there is a cautionary insurance tale from a reader who has really been through the mill.

If trials and working tests all sound a bit serious for you then don’t worry. Field Editor Ben Randall has some sound advice on training a family pet which won’t disgrace you on the peg. After all, training Field Trial Champions isn’t for everyone. And perhaps you will recognise yourself in our 10 types of gundog owner?

In this issue:

  • Sky Sports News presenter Alex Hammond on her passion for dogs
  • The survival guide to picking-up throughout the season
  • Why dogs are essential for winter wildfowling
  • First Aid for dogs in the shooting field
  • Breed profile: the German shorthaired pointer
  • The 10 types of gundog owner
  • Setters and vizslas in hot competition
  • Gundog reports from the The Game Fair and the Chudleys Challenge
  • Gundog legend golden retriever FTCh Mazurka of Wynford

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